UKRI: Enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 16 February 2024

Funder Deadline: 3 March 2024

Apply for funding for a fellowship to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in UK Parliament. Law academics may be particularly interested in the Thematic Research Lead on Crime and Justice opportunity.



Thematic Research Leads conduct three kinds of activities:

  • Strategic support for the production and delivery of research evidence for Parliament within the policy portfolio
  • Activities to support the development of a research and innovation landscape that facilitates and encourages knowledge exchange between Parliament and the research community 
  • Participation in the Thematic Research Leads network to share intelligence and insights across policy areas



This role is open to university-based researchers or researchers holding a relevant doctorate (or equivalent experience) and working in a UKRI Eligible Independent Research Organisation. Applicants will be mid-career researchers (i.e. in professional research roles up to but not including professorial level) and, if successful will conduct the role part-time while continuing in their current post for the remaining time. Successful applicants will also need permission to work in the UK and will be required to pass Parliamentary security checks. 


Duration and Value

The full economic cost of the project can be up to £250,000. The duration of the project must be 24 months at 0.6 FTE. The planned fellowship start date will be September 2024.


How to Apply

Applications must be made via Parliament’s online recruitment portal, and must be received by 3 March 2024 at 11:55 pm.